Womens Tennis Advances to Pair of Finals at Aggie Invitational
LAS CRUCES, N.M. – Sophomore Nicole Perez and the doubles team of seniors Yumi Hasegawa and Edit Suhajda advanced to the final match of their respective brackets to highlight the second day of action for the Lumberjacks at the New Mexico State Aggie Invitational.
In the singles Black draw, Perez first defeated Marie Leblond of UTEP, 6-1, 6-3 to advance to the semifinals. She would meet Michaela Oldani of New Mexico in that match and emerge with a 6-4, 6-4 victory. She will face UTEP's Rebecca Cavillo for the bracket championship on Sunday at 10:30 a.m.
Suhajda and Hasegawa each picked up singles quarterfinal victories as well on Saturday before falling in the semifinals. Sophomore Malia Wahinepio won two matches in the back draw of the White bracket to advance to that championship match as well on Sunday.
In doubles play, Hasegawa and Suhajda earned an 8-4 win over Isabelle Rocher and Jodie Williams from New Mexico State to advance to the White draw final. They will face Ximena Fuentes and Maria Leblond of UTEP for that championship on Sunday. Wahinepio and senior Orsi Golovics also earned a doubles win on Saturday over a pair from New Mexico State in the Crimson back draw.
Sunday's conclusion of the Aggie Invitational begins with doubles play at 9 a.m.
Northern Arizona Results
Singles Main Draw
Edit Suhajda (NAU) def. Alicia Perez (TSU), 6-1, 6-4
Elisha Gabb (LEE) def. Edit Suhajda (NAU), 6-3, 6-3
Yumi Hasegawa (NAU) def. Ximena Fuentes (UTEP), 1-6, 6-3, 6-3
Jodie Williams (NMSU) def. Yumi Hasegawa (NAU), 6-2, 6-0
Nicole Perez (NAU) def. Marie Leblond (UTEP), 6-1, 6-3
Nicole Perez (NAU) def. Michaela Oldani (UNM), 6-4, 6-4
Singles Back Draw
Malia Wahinepio (NAU) def. Leah Smith (LEE), 6-0, 6-2
Malia Wahinepio (NAU) def. Laura Servise (TSU), 6-4, 6-3
Laura Richardson (UNM) def. Aimee Oki (NAU), 6-0, 6-0
Silvia Nieva (TSU) def. Alice Walker (NAU), 7-6, 5-7, 7-5
Doubles Main Draw
Gabb/Kinarkina (LEE) def. Oki/Perez (NAU), 8-6
Hasegawa/Suhajda (NAU) def. Rocher/Williams (NMSU), 8-4
Doubles Back Draw
Golovics/Wahinepio (NAU) def. Salum/Sylvain (NMSU), 9-7
Barnes/Rodriguez (TSU) def. Walker/Molina (NAU/WNMU), 8-1